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What do you think are the most memorable examples of propaganda?

Can be posters, advertisements, videos/films and maybe national/revolutionary anthems/songs.

My favorites so far are:

"Is Colorado in america?" (Basically a US flag with various constitutional rights being
written as violated in the US flag's stripes in Colorado, including the 2nd amendment.)

"Daisy" (Lyndon B. Johnson campaign attack ad, implying that if you do not vote for LBJ, we would have nuclear war.)

Honorary mentions for: Wake up, by the Lincoln project, which has a very similar "these are the stakes" tune for 2020. Mourning in America and We will vote are pretty good too.

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  1. jgb
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    There can't be many people left on the internet who haven't seen this by now but it's hard to beat Mexico por la libertad. I mean really, what is there not to love about an eagle fucking shredding...

    There can't be many people left on the internet who haven't seen this by now but it's hard to beat Mexico por la libertad. I mean really, what is there not to love about an eagle fucking shredding a Nazi flag. It's also really clever how the eagle mirrors that in the centre of the Mexican flag.

    8 votes
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    Fal
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    I've always thought that this French WWI poster was really fun. The German soldier's reaction to the rooster always gets me.

    I've always thought that this French WWI poster was really fun. The German soldier's reaction to the rooster always gets me.

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    1. Fal
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      These Soviet anti-nuclear posters are also pretty interesting. "Evolution?" and "Nuclear War"

      These Soviet anti-nuclear posters are also pretty interesting.
      "Evolution?" and "Nuclear War"

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  3. SuperGracchiBros
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    There is no other home! I love it. It's simple, to the point, and has a beautiful message that is certainly still relevant. I am seriously considering getting it as a tattoo (yes I know how...

    There is no other home! I love it. It's simple, to the point, and has a beautiful message that is certainly still relevant. I am seriously considering getting it as a tattoo (yes I know how strange it sounds to get a tattoo of Soviet propaganda).

    6 votes
  4. tempestoftruth
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    I'm a fan of Soviet propaganda posters, they're so overdone it's quite amusing to me. My favorite is this one with Stalin holding a baby in his arms, and, of course, the baby is waving a Soviet...

    I'm a fan of Soviet propaganda posters, they're so overdone it's quite amusing to me. My favorite is this one with Stalin holding a baby in his arms, and, of course, the baby is waving a Soviet flag.

    I'm also a big fan of Fallout: New Vegas, which features the New California Republic as a major faction (with its own propaganda posters plastered everywhere). This one is one of my favorites.

    4 votes
  5. bilbodwyer
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    It's not a poster, but it was a movement during World War I (and briefly during II), whereby women in the Order of the White Feather would find men not wearing a uniform and present them with a...

    It's not a poster, but it was a movement during World War I (and briefly during II), whereby women in the Order of the White Feather would find men not wearing a uniform and present them with a single white feather, meant to show that they were cowards for not enlisting to join the war.

    4 votes
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    petrichor
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    The Swedish government's anti-espionage posters during World War II come to mind. Symbolized by a blue-and-yellow striped tiger, En Svensk Tiger (lit. "a Swedish tiger") is a homonym for "a Swede...

    The Swedish government's anti-espionage posters during World War II come to mind. Symbolized by a blue-and-yellow striped tiger, En Svensk Tiger (lit. "a Swedish tiger") is a homonym for "a Swede keeps silent".

    This one might not count as propaganda per se, but Norman Rockwell's Freedom of Speech painting has always been a favorite of mine. Rockwell was inspired from FDR's Four Freedoms speech, which also would make my list.

    There's certainly more, and I'll update this comment accordingly if I can find them. Those two are just off the top of my head.

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      jgb
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      What is the Swedish for the phrase "a Swede keeps silent"?

      What is the Swedish for the phrase "a Swede keeps silent"?

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      1. cfabbro
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        En svenska tystar, according to google.

        En svenska tystar, according to google.

        2 votes
      2. Sand
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        "En svensk tiger"

        "En svensk tiger"

        2 votes
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    1. Kuromantis
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      Oh, I edited the link, that was very stupid although yeah, the video is great. And I agree with your suggestion.

      Oh, I edited the link, that was very stupid although yeah, the video is great.

      And I agree with your suggestion.

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